David Gandy to race in Vector Martini Rosso this weekend

David Gandy to race in Vector Martini Rosso this weekend

English male super model David Gandy will be competing in this weekends Cowes – Torquay – Cowes race. Gandy who has completed his powerboat race training will line up along side Peter Dredge, Simon Powell and Malcolm Crease in a new 42′ Ocke Mannerfelt designed boat, ‘Vector Martini Rosso’. Gandy became a successful model after winning a televised competition. For several years, Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana featured him in their campaigns…

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Fast Conditions Predicted for the 2015 Cowes – Torquay – Cowes

Every year the focus of Offshore Powerboat Racing enthusiasts around the world turns to the roots of the sport in Cowes on the Isle of Wight for the running of the annual Cowes – Torquay – Cowes event. This year will be the 55th running of the toughest offshore powerboat endurance races in the world and yet, despite its reputation, this a race that competitors return to year after year…

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Will it be ready in time? – Hendricks’ Giant

A small team of engineers are working around the clock, hoping to get Markus Hendricks 55′ Adam Younger designed mono hull ready for its race début in the 2015 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race to be held on Sunday. Running months behind time, the craft was launched at Christmas last year fitted with twin Ilmor V10’s but it lacked performance as the huge craft was initially designed for three engines. It was back…

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Jackpot for Lundin in Campione

Sweden’s Pierre Lundin took a giant step closer to securing the 2015 UIM F2 World Championship crown when he secured his third victory of the season in what many of the drivers described as the roughest conditions they have ever raced in. Boating on Lake Lugano on a very hot August afternoon might have a tranquil sound to it but that was far from the reality that twenty four drivers…

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Nottingham Next for the UIM F2 World Championship

Amongst the many VIP’s that could be found in the hospitality area at the F2 Grand Prix of Switzerland was the former UIM F1 driver Dene Stallard. Although he took time out to catch up with fellow races including Guido Cappellini and Fabrizio Bocca, the main purpose of his visit was to announce that his company Boat Race Management (Europe) will be organising the next round of the 2015 UIM…

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Tom Williams positively thrives in the 'Long-Haul' - Photo: Mike Powell

ThunderCat Steamer – RYA P750 Rounds 11 & 12

Saturday 29th August With 2 x 47 nm ‘Long-Haul’ endurance tests, a series of ‘M-Shape’ circuit races and the British weather to contend with, the Christchurch event held at Steamer Point was never going to be one of the easiest weekends on the 2015 ThunderCat Racing calendar. The idea for setting the hardy ThunderCat competitors such an onerous set of challenges was Event Director Fiona Pascoe, “It isn’t long now…

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Lundin holds all the Aces

Sweden’s Pierre Lundin will start from pole position for the UIM F2 Grand Prix of Switzerland after he mastered the rollers that had caused many of the driver’s problems during the top ten ‘Shoot-Out’. Clear blue skies and high temperatures had tempted large numbers of spectator boats out to watch the action and despite the presence of the local police several drivers said that their two laps were compromised by…

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Lundin Odds on Favourite in Campione?

For powerboat racing fans who like a ‘little flutter’ on the roulette, baccarat or black jack tables, this weekend’s UIM F2 World Championship round taking place in Campione d’Italia should satisfy their needs, but who would you back to collect the victors trophy come Sunday evening? It’s been nearly twenty years since the UIM last staged a World Championship round in the Italian enclave within the Swiss canton of Ticino….

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Circuit World Champions to be crowned this weekend

Events in Nottingham, Engalnd and Campione in Italy will decide 3 UIM World Championships this weekend. Powerboat GP is promoting the GT30 and OSY400 titles to add to their season of racing events, while the 3rd round of the UIM F2 series will act as the concluding race in a depleted 2015 calendar. If Sweden’s Pierre Lundin wins the UIM F2 race on Sunday, he will be crowned champion. Britain’s…

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‘Simon from Norway’ looking to add extra Class 1 races – Does the official promoter know?

The current UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship promoter H2o would be the first to admit that the 2015 season has not been a resounding success. After pouring a ‘shed load’ of his own money into this sporting property over the last couple of seasons, H2o supremo, Nicolò di San Germano came to the conclusion that ‘enough was enough’ and handed the rights to the series from 2016 and beyond…

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‘Ten out of Ten’ for Guernsey Offshore

Article: Colin Clarke (GPA Chairman) Photo: Daniellé Friend Stanley Gibbons Investment 2015 Powerboat Series – Round 9 It’s hard to imagine that largely due to in house political bureaucracy involving the National body of the sport on the mainland that the one and only offshore powerboat race run this year so far was in Torquay back in May, when this weekend, the local Guernsey Powerboat Association brought the curtain down…

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